2001 EPA Awards of Excellence
Award of Excellence: Leadership, Marshall Shelley, editor; Christianity Today International, publisher. The judge said, "First class! Love the humor. Some of the content is a little highbrow-it's good you have so many cartoons to keep it from getting too stuffy."
Awards of Merit: Journal of Christian Nursing, Judith Allen Shelly, editor; Melodee Yohe, managing editor; Kathy Lay Burrows, art director; InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, publisher. Youthworker Journal, Dave Urbanski, editor; Ross Cluver, art director; CCM Communications, publisher. Physician, Susan Stevens, editor; Mike Harrigan, art director; Focus on the Family, publisher. Teachers in Focus, Mark Hartwig, editor; John Sutton, art director; Focus on the Family, publisher.
Award of Excellence: Enrichment Journal, Gary Allen, editor; Jim Darnell, art director; General Council of the Assemblies of God, publisher. The judge said, "The quality of writing, the seriousness of the approach and the editorial decision to devote whole issues to a single subject is highly commendable."
Awards of Merit: Beacon, Diane McDougall/Journey Communications, editor; Michael Miller/Journey Communications, art director; Evangelical Free Church of America, publisher. Light and Life, Doug Newton, editor; Regine Stotts, art director; Free Methodist Church of North America, publisher. Alliance Life, Stephen P. Adams, editor; Beryl Glass, art director; The Christian and Missionary Alliance, publisher.
Award of Excellence: Discipleship Journal, Sue Kline, editor; Anne Meskey Elhajoui, art director; The Navigators/ NavPress, publisher. The judge said, "You include great variety, the ads do not overwhelm the news/feature content, and it's packed with articles and packaged with some panache."
Awards of Merit: Today's Christian Woman, Jane Johnson Struck, managing editor; Kay Chin Bishop, art director; Christianity Today International, publisher. Marriage Partnership, Caryn Rivadeneira, editor; Doug Johnson, art director; Christianity Today International, publisher. Christian Reader, Bonne Steffen, editor; Jennifer McGuire, art director; Christianity Today International, publisher.
Award of Excellence: World Vision Today, Shelly Ngo, editor; Journey Communications, art director; World Vision Inc., publisher. The judge said, "A powerfully effective way of providing stated purpose of information, inspiration and opportunities for action. A pleasure to look at, unfailingly interesting to read."
Awards of Merit: Christian Mission, John Lindner, editor; Mickey Moore, art director; Christian Aid Mission, publisher. Send!, Gospel for Asia, publisher. On Mission, Carolyn Curtis, editor; North American Mission Board, Southern Baptist Convention, publisher.
Award of Excellence: The Voice of the Martyrs, Todd Nettleton, editor; The Voice of the Martyrs, Inc., publisher. The judge said, "You're doing so much so well! You have maps, at-a-glance features, digests. It's outstanding!"
Awards of Merit: Current Thoughts & Trends, Dennis Cone, editor; Pam Poll, art director; The Navigators/NavPress, publisher. Plugged In, Bob Smithouser, editor; Jim Cail, art director; Focus on the Family, publisher. YouthCulture @2000, Randy Buckwalter, editor; Tom Piotrowski, art director; Center for Parent/Youth Understanding, publisher.
Award of Excellence: Living Light News, Jeff Caporale, editor; Living Light Ministries, publisher. The judge said, "Original reporting! Sports, entertainment, women, children-well done.
Awards of Merit: New Frontier, Robert L. Docter, editor; Salvation Army, publisher. Indian Life, Jim Uttley, editor; Don Monkman, art director; Indian Life Ministries, publisher. Christian Times, Lori Arnold, editor; Keener Communications Group, publisher.
Award of Excellence: Kindred Spirit, Sandra Glahn, editor, Dallas Theological Seminary, publisher. The judge said, "A well-written magazine that is a real credit to Dallas Seminary. Nice variation in journalistic content."
Awards of Merit: Christian Research Journal, Elliot Miller, editor; Dwayne Cogdill/Cognition Design, art director; Christian Research Institute, publisher. Biola Connections, Rob Westervelt, editor; Julia Wright, art director; Biola University, publisher. Decision, Kersten Beckstrom, editor; Gary Carlson, art director; Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, publisher.
Award of Excellence: WITH, Carol Duerksen, editor; Jim Friesen, art director; Faith & Life Press, publisher. The judge said, "A remarkably different magazine with true teen attraction."
Awards of Merit: Campus Life, Chris Lutes, editor; Doug Johnson, art director; Christianity Today International, publisher. On Course, Melinda Booze, editor; Dave Danielson, art director; General Council of the Assemblies of God, publisher. Go!, Janna Jones, editor; Aaron Cessna, art director; North American Mission Board, Southern Baptist Convention, publisher.
Most Improved Publication
Award of Excellence: Advent Christian Witness, Keith D. Wheaton, editor; Dawn C. Rutan, art director; Advent Christian General Conference of America, publisher. The judge said, "New material larger, bolder, sharper, clearer. ... You are still all things to all ages-only moreso."
Awards of Merit: Beyond, Kristin Elkinton, editor; Bud Speck, art director; JAARS, Inc., publisher. Christian Mission, John Lindner, editor; Mickey Moore, art director; Christian Aid Mission, publisher.
The Awards of Excellence judges were Michael R. Smith, a former newspaper reporter/editor who now chairs the School of Journalism at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA, and his Regent University colleague, Andrew C. Quicke, associate professor in the College of Communication & the Arts and founder/president of the Fellowship of Christian Writers-United Kingdom.
The Most Improved contest was judged by Gary Warner, former EPA executive director and currently chair of the journalism department at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, AR.
Higher Goals Contest
First: Moody, "Why Persecution?" by Michael Pocock
Second: The Life@Work Journal, "Judah Inc." by Stephen Graves and Thomas Addington
Third: Focus on the Family, "If I Had Faked the Resurrection" by Josh McDowell
Fourth: Christianity Today, "The Benefit of the Doubt" by Mark Buchanan
Fifth: Good News, "Resisting the Clutches of Consumerism" by William Willimon
Judge: Howard Hendricks, Dallas Theological Seminary
First: Citizen, "Boys will be ... girls?" by Anne Morse
Second: AFA Journal, "The Butcher's Knife" by Ed Vitagliano
Third: WITH, "Britney Spears: Is She the Teen Idol We Want?" by Becky Mueller
Fourth: The Life@Work Journal, "Dive-Bombing Corporate Culture" by Andy Murray
Fifth: Christian Educators Journal, "Book Review: The Moral Intelligence of Children" by Steve J. Van Der Weele
Judge: Russ Pulliam, associate editor and columnist, Indianapolis Star
First: CCM, "End-Times Stories Can Leave Much Behind" by Gregory Rumberg
Second: YouthCulture@2000, "Am I a Survivor?" by Walt Mueller
Third: Journal of Christian Nursing, "Enlarging Our Tents" by Judith Ann Shelly
Fourth: Moody, "Asking for It?" by Moody staff
Fifth: Jubilee, "The Searing of Conscience" by Chuck Colson
Judge: Wesley Pippert, University of Missouri School of Journalism and director of its Washington, D.C., program
First: Breakaway, "If One Falls: A Civil War Tale" by John Jenkins
Second: Today's Christian Woman, "Grace Before Dinner" by Liz Curtis Higgs
Third: WITH, "The Hustle" by James M. Janik
Fourth: Brio, "Popping the Grudge Balloon" by Nancy N. Rue
Fifth: Reformed Worship, "Prayer Partners" by James C. Schaap
Judge: Gayle Roper, writing teacher and author of more than 30 books
First: The Church Herald, "From Rags to Riches" by Glen Gary Sneyd
Second: Discipleship Journal, "Invisible Neighbors" by Jamie Winship
Third: Pentecostal Evangel, "Jesus Loves Hungry Children" by Dave Roever
Fourth: Leadership, "Burying Smokey" by Clark Cothern
Fifth: In Touch, "Nothing Like a Baby" by Tonya Stoneman
Judge: Hal Hostetler, retired managing editor of Guideposts magazine
First: The Life@Work Journal, "The (Over)Fulfilled Life" by Lois Flowers
Second: Physician, "Loving Buddy" by Don and Amy Givler
Third: World Vision Today, "Each One Teach One" by Karen Homer
Fourth: Leadership, "Ministering with 'My Generation' " by Eric Reed
Fifth: Moody, "Preventing Spiritual Fatigue" by Wesley D. Tracy
Judge: Jim Dahlman, associate professor at Milligan College in Tennessee
First: Holiness Today, "We're Barking to Zion" by Mark Reighard
Second: Christianity Today, "Get Thou Over It!" by Jody Vickery
Third: Youthworker Journal, "Ten Easy Steps to Guarantee a Successful Youth Ministry!" by Mike Yaconelli
Fourth: Brio, "Unsung Hero" by Martha Bolton
Fifth: The Church Herald, "The Perfect Match" by Louis Lotz
Judge: Steve Laube, senior editor, non-fiction, Bethany House Publishers
First: Compass Direct, "The Struggle for Peace in Indonesia" by Alex Buchan
Second: Family Voice, "Homosexuality & Timeless Truths" by Pamela Pearson Wong
Third: Sojourners, "Our Lady of the 501 (c) 3" by Jim Wallis
Fourth: Books & Culture, "The War Against Boys: A Conversation with Christina Hoff Sommers" by Michael Cromartie
Fifth: The Life@Work Journal, "Eternal Rewards" by Stephen Caldwell
Judge: Scott Swanson, Biola University journalism professor and newspaper editor for the San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group
First: Mennonite Brethren Herald, "A Legacy of Suffering" by Harold Jantz
Second: The Banner, "The Book on Uncle Edgar" by James C. Schaap
Third: Family Voice, "What Money Can't Buy: A Drug Lord Encounters the Living Lord" by Pamela Pearson Wong
Fourth: Books & Culture, "The Uncensored Merton" by Timothy Jones
Fifth: Christianity Today, "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" by Wendy Murray Zoba
Judge: Paul Fromer, former editor at InterVarsity and Christianity Today, former professor, and former EPA president
First: Wheaton, "Portrait of the Virgin Who Said No to Gabriel" by Jeanne Murray Walker
Second: Sojourners, "Patmos" by William Miller
Third: The Banner, "Oryoki" by Peg DeBoer
Fourth: Decision, "The Song" by Nathan S. Abrams
Fifth: Indian Life, "The Cost of a Child Lost" by Rhoda Kakegamic
Judge: Larry Woiwode, author of a dozen books of poetry and Medal of Merit recepient from the American Academy of Arts & Letters
First: Charisma & Christian Life, "Listen to the Children Crying" by Andy Butcher
Second: Christianity Today, "Building Scientopolis" by Jody Veenker with Steve Rabey
Third: CCM, "Taming the MP3 Monster/Brand New Day" by Liz Kelly
Fourth: Alliance Life, "The Soul Stealers" by Stephen P. Adams
Fifth: The Life@Work Journal, "The Philanthropy Revolution" by Steve Rabey and Patton Dodd
Judge: David Aikman, former Time foreign correspondent and now a senior fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington, D.C.
SINGLE THEME SECTION/ISSUE
First: The Life@Work Journal, "Wealth/Money: In God We Trust" by Thomas Tewell, Stephen Graves, Thomas Addington, Stephen Caldwell, Robert Tamasy, Steve Rabey, Patton Dodd and Russ Crosson
Second: Moody, "Passing Faith to the Next Generation" by Bob Hostetler, Tim McLaughlin, Rhonda Wheeler Stock, Lisa Ann Cockrel, Deborah Christensen, Lin Johnson and John Koessler
Third: Discipleship Journal, "Hope for the Weary Witness" by Tim Downs, Rebecca Pippert, Adam Holz, J. Mack Stiles, Linda Kelley
Fourth: World Vision Today, "50 Years by Faith," Shelly Ngo, editor
Fifth: Youthworker Journal, "New Horizons" by George Barna, Mark Driscoll, Chris Seay, Quentin Schultz, Mark H. Senter III, Kelly Monroe
Judge: Bob Welch, columnist, Register-Guard, Eugene, OR
First: CCM, "Consider This" by John Fischer
Second: Teachers in Focus, "First Writes" by Mark Hartwig
Third: Moody, "Among Friends" by Joni Eareckson Tada
Fourth: Minnesota Christian Chronicle, "Editor's Note" by Doug Trouten
Fifth: Discipleship Journal, "Between the Lines" by Sue Kline
Judge: Holly G. Miller, published author, communication professor, and editor for The Saturday Evening Post
First: Clubhouse, "Johnny Grav and the Visoneer" by Mike Nappa and Dennis Jensen
Second: Reflections EPC, "You Be the Judge: Matthew 7:1-5" by Jim Jacoby
Third: Today's Christian Woman, "Creative Uses for Leftover Turkey" by Laura Cornell
Fourth: Youthworker Journal, "The Birth of Youth Ministry" by Dan Pegoda
Fifth: Light and Life, "Forgive and Forget" by Alex Parsons
Judge: Craig MacIntosh, co-creator of "Sally Forth" and veteran editorial cartoonist and illustrator
1-, 2-, 3-COLOR COVER
First: Christianity Today, "Divided by Faith?" by Robert Essel/The Stock Market
Second: Physician, "D-Day Medic" by Mike Harrigan/Archive Photos
Third: The Banner, "Yesterday's Taboos" by Dean Heetderks, art director; Ron Huizinga and Pete Euwema, designers
Fourth: Plugged In, "Media Matters" by Jeff Lane and Jim Cail
Fifth: Mennonite Brethren Herald, "Passionate Spirituality: The Practice of Prayer" by Lorie Mayer
Judge: Jim Langford, senior designer with Hallmark Cards
First: Christian Research Journal, "Good Fantasy and Bad Fantasy" by Tim Jessell, illustrator; Dwayne Cogdill/Cognition Design, art director
Second: GO!, "Three Teens at Service Project" by Gaylon Wampler, photographer; Aaron Cessna, designer
Third: Christianity Today, "Kissing Promiscuity Goodbye" by Robert Essel/The Stock Market
Fourth: Moody, "Finding Hope After Your Dreams Die" by Tom Collicott, photo illustrator; Journey Communications, designer
Fifth: Pentecostal Evangel, "Peace? 48 Hours in Belfast" by Randy Hurst
Judge: Jim Langford
1-, 2-, 3-COLOR ORIGINAL ART
First: Books & Culture, "The Two Eliots" by Klaus Ernst
Second: Light and Life, "Finding the Heart of the Sabbath" by Scott Holladay
Third: Clubhouse, "An Interview with Mary" by Terry Julien
Fourth: Decision, "I Saw Something Different in Those Guys" by Steve Fuller
Fifth: Campus Life, "Ahoy Story 2" by Alain Massicotte
Judge: Max Greiner, Jr., Texas-based artist, painter, and sculptor
FULL-COLOR ORIGINAL ART
First: Discipleship Journal, "Invisible Neighbors" by Suzy Schultz
Second: Journal of Christian Nursing, "Diversity" by Nathan Greene
Third: Enrichment Journal, "Church Planting-The Most Successful Form of Church Growth" by Elliott Park
Fourth: Charisma, "Can Prophets Be Polite?" by Gary Locke
Fifth: Teachers in Focus, "But What Do I Say?" by Joe Van Severen
Judge: Max Greiner, Jr.
First: World Vision Today, "Child Labor Close Up" and "Understanding Child Labor" by Jon Warren, photographer; Shelly Ngo, editor; Journey Communications, art director
Second: Charisma & Christian Life, "The Day the Earth Stood Still" by Ramin Afra, photographer; Beth Thomas, art director
Third: Worldwide Challenge, "Mission Ahoy!" by Guy Gerrard/Journey Communications, photographer; Journey Communications, designer
Fourth: The Life@Work Journal, "Authentic Reproductions" by Walker Creative, photographer/designer
Fifth: Shine Magazine, "Flashback" by Ellen Sherwin
Judge: Mark Reis, photographer, Colorado Springs Gazette
First: Trans World RADIO, "We Speak Their Language" by Ted Wilcox Photography
Second: Hope for Children in Crisis, "Elijah, Kenyan street boy" by Thira Schoots
Third: World Vision Today, "Child Labor Close Up" by Jon Warren
Fourth: Leaders for Today, "Students in Pakistan" by Billy Grimes
Fifth: APU Life, "Students Praying with Retiring President Richard Felix" by Peter Rogers
Judge: Steve Starr, former AP photographer, a Pulitzer-prize winner, and now contract photographer, Corbis/SABA, New York
SINGLE PHOTO/CONTROLLED SETTING
First: Campus Life, "The Runaway" by Ron Nickel
Second: Charisma & Christian Life, "Michael W. Smith" by Alan Clark
Third: GO!, "Val Sterk, Olympic Volleyball" by Gaylon Wampler
Fourth: Kindred Spirit, "The 12 Days of Christmas" by David Edmonson
Fifth: Today's Christian Woman, "In Search of God's Will" by Chip Simons
Judge: Steve Starr
First: Christian Research Journal, Dwayne Cogdill/Cognition Design, designer
Second: Beacon, Michael Miller and Jeff Amstutz/Journey Communications, designer
Third: Single-Parent Family, Kathleen Gray Ziegler, designer
Fourth: Christianity Today, Gary Gnidovic, designer
Fifth: Worldwide Challenge, Journey Communications, designer
Judge: William Korbus, retired visual design professor, University of Texas
First: Go!, Aaron Cessna, designer
Second: World Vision Today, Journey Communications, designer
Third: The Banner, Dean Heetderks, art director; Pete Euwema, designer
Fourth: Worldwide Challenge, Journey Communications, designer
Fifth: Christian Research Journal, Dwayne Cogdill/Cognition Design, art director
Judge: William Korbus
Your Awards Committee
The EPA awards presentation is made possible by the work of a volunteer committee. Members of the Colorado Springs-based committee-in its second of three years-included: Natalee Roth of Christian Camp & Conference Journal; Chuck Johnson, Susan Graham, Tom Neven, Andrea Vinley, and Kathleen Gray Ziegler of Focus on the Family; Beryl Glass of Christian & Missionary Alliance; Dean Ridings and Steve Learned of The Navigators; Susan Nikaido, Sue Kline, and Anne Meskey Elhajoui of NavPress; and as committee chair, Tina Clark of Clark Communications.